Gerold Theatre

136 E. Main Street,
Weyauwega, WI 54983

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Gerold Theatre, Weyauwega, WI

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Built in 1915 by George Gerold at a cost of more than $15,000. The Gerold Opera House was later converted into a movie theater. Located on East Main Street between Mill and Pine Streets in downtown Weyauwega. Any further information on this theater would be appreciated.

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edwilke
edwilke on August 2, 2007 at 12:50 pm

The Gerold was originally used as a hall.

The opening night was September 2, 1915; there was a dance and two dinners.

In 1923 the Gerold Opera House served as a temporary classroom for the local school. While the school was rebuilt, after a fire that destroyed the school building.

Permanent seat were installed in the 1940’s.

The building is on the Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory.

edwilke
edwilke on September 8, 2007 at 2:29 pm

The theater will be reopening soon.

I saw a sign posted in the poster case on September 8, 2007.

farsidesoprano
farsidesoprano on October 8, 2007 at 8:08 pm

The venue will open again in November with the first in a series of concerts:

WEGA ARTS presents
In Concert At The George Gerold Opera House

Annie Hughes
“Times Like This"
with Musical Director, Daryl Kojak

Fri, Nov 30th & Sat, Dec 1st @ 7pm

Ticket info available by email:

“Hughes has an incredible voice and knows how to use it … a stunning vocalist with a great sense of wit, Annie Hughes does one of the best shows in town.“ ~The New York Post

http://www.anniehughes.com

edwilke
edwilke on December 7, 2007 at 5:06 pm

Photos of the Gerold Theatre can be seen at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwilke/

Piercedtrailerparkdiva
Piercedtrailerparkdiva on January 14, 2008 at 12:44 pm

My mom went to The Gerold theater one time I am not sure what year it was but she saw the movie Windwalker

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 18, 2008 at 8:53 pm

It works better this way:
http://www.thegerold.com/contact.html

The Hulk movie opened on July 4th, according to the website, so they are indeed open.

zoolooki
zoolooki on March 23, 2010 at 9:52 am

The Gerold is owned and operated by the Weyauwega Arts Organization
AKA Wega Arts

http://www.wegaarts.org

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on May 21, 2010 at 7:03 pm

An article about the restoration and re-opening efforts and a premiere movie showing: View link

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 21, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Is that “RED DAWN” on the tiny marquee?

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on August 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm

According to the website link above, this theatre is open and doing concerts and film festivals.

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